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Bachmann’s husband on homosexuality: ‘Barbarians need to be educated’ out of their ‘sinful nature’

Marcus Bachmann, the husband of GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), said in a radio interview unearthed by ThinkProgress that “barbarians need to be educated” when asked how parents should deal with their homosexual children. “They need to be disciplined,” he said last year on Point of View Radio…

‘Birther’ authors sue Esquire magazine over parody

Joseph Farah, the editor of WorldNetDaily.com, and Jerome Corsi, author of Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President, have filed a defamation lawsuit against Hearst, Esquire magazine and writer Mark Warren over a satirical article. The lawsuit, announced Wednesday, claims that an…

Climate scientists targeted by unrelenting harassment campaign

WASHINGTON — A major US-based science association on Wednesday issued an open letter expressing its concern about harassment of climate scientists, saying such tactics could harm scientific progress. The letter, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, followed an incident in Australia earlier this month when university…

Bachmann won’t get into ‘mud-wrestling fight’ with Palin

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — US Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Wednesday she has no plans to stoop to a “mud-wrestling fight” between her and fellow arch-conservative Sarah Palin. Bachmann, on the campaign trail in the state of South Carolina two days after officially launching her 2012 White House run,…

Woman took murdered baby shopping: local media

CHICAGO — A Chicago woman is accused of strapping her baby’s corpse into a sling and taking him shopping after killing the three-month old in a drunken rage, local media reported Wednesday. Ken Blackman Jr. had been dead for eight to 14 hours when the women wrapped up her shopping…

Synagogue bomb plotters get 25 years in prison

NEW YORK — Three men arrested in a sting operation for planning to attack two New York synagogues and to shoot down US military planes were each sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison. The three — James Cromitie, 45, David Williams, 30 and Onta Williams, 35 — were arrested…

Poll: Texans prefer Obama over Perry

A poll released Wednesday showed that in a hypothetical match-up for the presidency, President Barack Obama would defeat Texas Gov. Rick Perry among Texas voters by a margin of 45-47 percent. The findings put an exclamation point on the Republican governor’s bizarre claim that he is a “prophet” because he’s “not…

Federal appeals court upholds constitutionality of heath care reform

The constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act was upheld Wednesday by one of the first federal appeals courts to hear the case. The Sixth Court of Appeals’ three-judge panel agreed 2-1 with a federal judge in Michigan who had ruled that the government could require Americans to purchase…

Obama warns of ‘significant’ default impact

President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that a failure to raise the US debt ceiling could trigger “significant” and “unpredictable” damage to the fragile US economy and smother job growth. “If the United States, for the first time, cannot pay its bills, if it defaults, then the consequences for the US…

Pentagon fails to probe thousands of sexual assaults: GAO

The Pentagon has failed to act properly to investigate the 2,594 sexual assaults reported in 2010, a Government Accountability Office accused in a new report. The Department of Defense Inspector General’s office is supposed to oversee all sexual assault investigations within the military, but none of the nearly 2,600 cases…

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